Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ten on Tuesday on Thursday

This week's topic is 10 things You Would Tell a College Freshman OR 10 things You Wish You Had Known When You Started College.

I've rearranged it in my mind to 10 things I learned in college that I didn't even know I didn't know.

1. How to get around on the city bus (no car. tired of bumming rides.)

2. There are more computers available at the lab starting around 7pm, and the lab is open 24 hours. The CS majors were doing work from 7pm to 2am. [there's a reason none of the core Computer Science classes start at 8am]

3. Learned about copy cards for the school copy machine network.

4. How to find good fiction using the Library of Congress cataloging method (the sci-fi was on the 4th floor).

5. How to eat alone and read a book at the same time.

6. If you do the right thing then you won't have trouble owning up to it. [just because you can doesn't mean you should]

7. The library is a good place to do homework. The first floor has tables for semi-social homework - lots of engineering groups there, [at UCF you walk in at the 2nd floor], the 5th floor has very quiet carrolls. Also, you can get a study room for a group study from the circulation desk.

8. Ask about student discounts. Bring your student ID always.

9. You can buy a roll of quarters at the student credit union. It's good to do this on a week day, and have quarters available for laundry on the weekend.

10. It's better to sort laundry by color than by weight. [A load of towels and jeans would overwhelm the washer and it wouldn't spin dry.]

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